Basho valley Skardu
The journey starts from Skardu city via KKH. Basho valley Skardu is about 3.5 hours of travel distance from Skardu (main city). The exaggeration of the total traveling time can further be categorized into:
- The Karakoram Highway
- Muddy and sloppy road
The first phase of 2 hours is of traveling through the Karakoram highway and the condition of the road is pretty fine. Kachura, Ayub Bridge, Bagardu, and Tshari come along the way.
The next 1.5 hours of traveling involves passing through the muddy and sloppy track. The total distance of this rough and tough road is 11 km. Traveling through this road is an amalgam of life risk and full of adventure.
The best places to visit at Basho Valley Skardu are:
- Basho Meadows
- Chocolate Rock Basho
- Basho waterfall Skardu
Basho Meadows Skardu
Basho meadows tour takes 3.5 hours from Skardu city. Basho meadow is a lush green grassland and lifeline of the people of Basho valley to pasture their cattle.
The grassland is the area where local pasture their cattle. Locals of Basho valley temporarily move along with their cattle to Basho meadows in summer. This is the lifeline of their cows, goats, and sheep. Most of the earning of the locals come from farming, butter, and other sources of the same nature.
Basho meadows are one of the splendid places of Skardu. In the summer season, this pastureland of Basho is one of the never-to-miss destinations of Gilgit Baltistan. Camping, music, and organic foods are abundantly available.
Chocolate Rock Basho
Chocolate rock basho vert next to the doorway bridge of Basho valley. Chocolate rock basho is at 2 hours traveling from Skardu. This rock has a very unique appearance just like chocolate. It shines like a rock of chocolate.
The tag of chocolate rocks comes from the special appearance like chocolate.
Basho waterfall is also located very next to the gateway to Basho valley Skardu. Basho waterfall is adjacent to chocolate rock Basho.
This waterfall is not a natural one. it is caused by the overflowed water of a hydel power plant when it falls from rock and is shaped like a waterfall. The same concept of Manthoka waterfall Kharmang. Among top famous waterfalls, Khamosh waterfall is all natural.
Despite its artificial nature, the view of this waterfall is astonishing.
Basho Valley Weather
Weather of Basho valley is a bit cold than Skardu. The temperature in winter in between -15°C to -25°C. The summer season of Basho is like a heaven. The temperature range in between 15°C to 20°C having rain atleast a week.